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leftturn73
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted October 03, 2004 05:50 PM  
Without a lot of smart *** comments, is there any Harris guys out there that have owned different year Harris mods over the years. I know Harris mods have not changed alot over the years, but there have been a few modifications excluding 3link/bar stuff. My question is, are there any year chassis to stay away from?

HarrisMod#30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted October 03, 2004 06:52 PM  
any older car, there kinda heavy, we had a 96 that weighed like 2600 lbs to get 58% rear, in 2001 the car weighed around 2100 with 58% rear, i dont know exactly which year they went on a diet though.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1172
posted October 03, 2004 09:09 PM  
Late 98 early 99 they started going on a diet.As far as weight of them goes it depends on if its moly or std tubing or pinto spindles etc.

MIDWEST MOTORSPORTS
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted October 04, 2004 07:09 AM  
After 99 they raised the cage and made the center of gravity higher. Our First car was the 99 Showcar and we faired well with it, and then we bought a 2002 and noticed huge differences in Flex, Body roll and weight loss. then in 2004 the last car i sold went to us and it was an 04 Rountube with 4 bar left rear and 2 Bar right rear. Best racecar we have had, the car flexs stays consistant, and is light. anything 2000 and newer is a good choice because if you think about it 99 and older cars are already 6 years old cause we are in the 2005 build season. why pay 1500 for a used chassis when you can buy a new one for 2450.
thanks
REX

leftturn73
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted October 05, 2004 06:21 AM  
Thanks for the replys, I am considering a trade for a nother car for a 98 in very good condition with all the goodies. I am for the idea of a new chassis instead of a used. As we all learn as we go its not the chassis that cost its the parts you hang on it. Anyone else have any feed back.
Thanks
Jeff


37mod
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted October 07, 2004 02:56 PM  
I do believe 98 was still the old style with the fuel cell setting in there at the back with the battery in front and you do not want one of them you want one where the fuel cell sits sideways and the battery sits beside it. Those cars are longer and work way better than the old style


dirtbandit
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted October 07, 2004 03:54 PM  
I have a 98 chassis and my fuel cell sits in the car on the drivers side going front to back and the battery is mounted beside it on the passengers side. I dont know if my car has had any updates though.

dirtbandit

37mod
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted October 08, 2004 07:09 PM  
They started changing them in 98, you may have one of the first ones they did. The new cars are a total of 4in longer than the old cars starting at the motor plate. These cars seem to have better forward bite with out lead and seem to have a higher roll center also. I think in 2000 they raised the roll cage 2in and in 02 or 03 they raised it another 2in, not sure on the years though. From all the cars I have had the 2000 and newer cars seem to work better.


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